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By Nick Stayner
From: Billings, MT
Nov 11, 2016
Having climbed up here a handful of times, I applaud the crew (esp. Terry- RIP) who had the vision, put all the work into route development, the awesome trail, nicely plaquing things, etc...
That being said, I think the only thing keeping these routes from being four-star mega classic status is that the pockets, large and small, tend to have many sea urchiny, spiny spikes hanging out in them. Maybe I need to toughen up, but a little bit of comfortizing goes a long way guys and gals! It sucks when your skin (not fingertip skin mind you) gives way before your forearms! Still, fantastic area that I'll continue to spend a ton of time at.
Also- what is with the seemingly continual downgrading occurring on the plaques up here? Are the locals just spinning tons of laps on these pitches and thus, they start to feel easier and easier? I've climbed a lot of Bighorn dolomite all over the region, and a couple of the downgrades are laughable! Are you doing the Bob Scarpelli thing, giving a route the lowest grade you can while keeping a straight face?!
Minor musings on a kick ass area- keep up the good work!
From: Sheridan, Wyoming
Nov 27, 2016
|I think that is exactly what happened! The original grades on those plaques are right in my opinion.|